The Security Policy Studies program, led by Joanna Spear, associate professor of international affairs, was awarded a competitive contract for the Foreign Area Officer (FAO) Regional Skill Sustainment Initiative. This program, beginning in July 2015, will provide FAOs with advanced understanding and analysis of the most current regional security affairs, and the impact of regional activities on interagency and joint operations.
Elizabeth Saunders, assistant professor of political science and international affairs, published an article about transparency and replication standards in qualitative research and the challenges in doing so in Security Studies, 23:689–698, 2014.
On June 17, 2014, ISCS, in conjunction with The American Conservative and The American Prospect, convened some of Washington's leading foreign policy experts to discuss a new fore
Nuclear Zero? Lessons From the Last Time We Were There
Constructive Illusions: Misperceiving the Origins of International Cooperation
US Defense Politics: the Origins of Security Policy
George H. Quester, ISCS Visting Scholar, argues that the possibility of nuclear war continues to loom despite the reduction in stockpiles by the major powers.
Eric Grynaviski, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Are the best international agreements products of mutual understanding? The conventional wisdom in economics, sociology, and political science is that accurate perceptions of others' interests, beliefs, and ideologies promote cooperation. Obstacles to international cooperation therefore emerge from misperception and misunderstanding.
This textbook, co-authored by Caitlin Talmadge, provides an accessible overview of U.S. defense politics for upper-level students. This new edition has been fully updated and revised, with a new chapter on intelligence and new material on unmanned drones, women in the military, the Tea Party, and other key issues.